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World of Warcraft: 9.0.5 Patch Notes Explained - March 9 Update

The WoW Shadowlands Update will begin rolling out!

The 9.0.5 patch for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will begin rolling out per region today (March 9, 2021) so we’ve got a summary of those long patch notes. Make sure to check out all of DualShocker’s World of Warcraft content whilst you wait for the new patch to go live! 

For those that might not have played the latest expansion, Shadowlands is the eighth expansion pack for the hugely popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. The new expansion was released in November of 2020 and received generally positive feedback from the community and critics.

Now, the expansion is receiving its first update, so we’ve got everything you need to know about the latest changes coming to Shadowlands. 

When Does The Update Release?

There’s not an exact time on the release of the 9.0.5 patch, but what we do know is that the latest update will begin rolling out on March 9 for North America, March 10 for Europe, and March 11 for Asia.

For those in North America, keep your eyes peeled as the update could go live at any point!

Update Highlights

The official description of the 9.0.5 update can be found below:

The 9.0.5 update is focused on improving systems, rewards, Covenant and Legendary tuning, and bug fixes. Valor Points are now earnable in Mythic Keystone dungeons, and Valor can be used to upgrade new Mythic Keystone gear rewards. Changes to Covenants and Legendaries are intended to provide more gameplay options for crafting and utilizing Legendary items in specific situations, and to make sure that more players feel that the Covenant that suits their aesthetic, narrative, or other preferences for their character also feels more viable for their preferred playstyle.

There’s a lot to dig through in the 9.0.5 patch, but as fans may know, this update is merely clearing the way for the big 9.1 update known as ‘Chains of Domination’. Unfortunately as of writing, there’s no release date for the 9.1 patch.

Most of the 9.0.5 update revolves around quality of life changes, one example being players no longer have to click on sprits to receive their rewards in the arden wheeled queens conservatory mini game. There’s also a whole host of tweaks to various anime powers for most classes, but other than bug fixes and tweaks, there’s not a lot of brand new content to discuss.

With that being said, there are A LOT of tweaks and changes to go through, so we’ve included a link to the full patch notes for you to read at your own leisure.

World of Warcraft 9.0.5 Patch Notes

The full patch notes are quite the read, but if you want to know everything that’s going to be changed or added in the latest update, we’ve provided a link below to the official World of Warcraft website which has the full patch notes:

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